Follow simple personal hygiene practices:
- Wash your vagina well with water while bathing.
- Wash your vagina after urinating.
- Stick to wearing cotton undergarments and change your undergarments at least once a day.
- Wear clean, safe and good quality pads while menstruating.
There are 5 types/causes of Leucorrhoea:
- Leucorrhoea or white discharge a week before or after periods
- Leucorrhoea due to infection from unsafe sex
- Leucorrhoea from uterus infection
- Leucorrhoea due to uterine cancer
- Leucorrhoea caused because of a uterus-removal surgery
Leucorrhoea is not an independent condition. It may be a symptom of an underlying infection that can result in abnormal discharge. You can look out for common signs of abnormality like, weakness, pain in hands, feet, hips, stomach and lower abdomen, calf-muscle pulling, a feeling of heaviness in the body and stomach, irritation, feeling dizzy or blacking out, lack of appetite, burning sensation during urination, repeatedly feeling the urge to urinate, nausea, vaginal itching, etc. A sticky white discharge before periods is also another symptom. This can also lead to paleness or yellowness in the face of the person. Another cause of worry takes over for many young girls or women who, due to this condition, appear more aged than they are. The aging situation happens if timely treatment has not been given, leaving the infection and symptoms trapped in the body.
Abnormal vaginal discharge can have a lot of causes of which vaginal infection may be one of the reasons. Sexually Transmitted Diseases can also lead to generating symptoms of Leucorrhoea or white discharge in women.
The main reasons for Leucorrhoea can be lack of nutrition and the presence of a bacterium called trichomonas vaginalis. Apart from this, an unhealthy vagina, low hemoglobin level, unsafe sex, avid fasting, excessive labor, consuming a lot of spicy and fried foods, rashes/infection in vagina and uterus, repeated abortion or miscarriage, urinary tract infections, low immunity and vaginal yeast/fungal infections can also cause Leucorrhoea.
No. Leucorrhoea is a common occurrence. The regular vaginal fluids flush out toxins and maintain the pH level of the vagina, which is a healthy phenomenon. But if you experience an abnormal smell or itchiness in that discharge, it is time to consider that you need treatment for Leucorrhea.